The month kicked off with a private dinner I hosted with the fabulous Bay Garnett, at Casa Cruz. It was so great to spend the evening connecting with our friends in the fashion world and so inspirational to be surrounded by such incredible people.
Big thank you to the staff at Casa Cruz for looking after us all so well – the food was to die for, best way to start the summer.
I then headed to NYC for a secret filming project and managed to squeeze in some meetings with our US buyers and press teams.
I love this city – the whole vibe and energy was just the boost I needed!
After a bit of a jet set, it was good to get back to London.
I went to Doverstreet Market for my friend, Bay Garnett’s, book launch ‘Fanpages’ Bay is always so much fun to be with and it was good to catch up with the lovely Laura Bailey.
Ending the month on a high, after the most incredible show at Blenheim Palace, Erin O’Connor and I headed to Lou Lou’s to celebrate the latest Dior Cruise collection – such a fun night!
Heading back to NYC this month for more filming – very exciting projects coming up!
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It’s been a hectic month with lots going on, but I’ve enjoyed every moment of it.
On 16th March I was invited to speak at the Retail Week Live Conference at the Intercontinental Hotel at the 02 to share my top tips on how to grow your brand through social media. I was interviewed by the fabulous tech journalist and presenter, Georgie Barratt – who is also a big fan of Rodial.
Really looking forward to my next speaking engagement at the WWD Digital Forum in a couple of weeks. Then on Tuesday 3rd May , I am taking part in the V&A Museum Evening Talks , in conversation with journalist and stylist Lynnette Peck.
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The lovely & super talented Phillip Lim was in London to celebrate his 10th Anniversary and I was invited to celebrate with him at his Pelham Street Store in South Ken. I’m such a fan of his effortlessly chic collection and got the most amazing jacket.
As you know I have such a passion for fashion, as a Patron of the British Fashion Council, I attended the BFC/Vogue Designers Fashion Fund Awards. Alexandra Shulman presented the award to the vibrant and playful accessories designer, Sophia Webster. It was such a lovely evening and a great opportunity to catch up with Elle Macpherson, Livia Firth and Alison Loehnis. Also saw Peter Pilotto, who was loving the skirt I wore, a favourite of mine…designed by him!
I’m currently enjoying the mountain air with my family in Lake Tahoe. It’s so peaceful here and I am feeling very creative and coming up with lots of ideas. The next few months are going to be really busy with a lot travel for press and an incredibly exciting secret project in the pipeline. Feeling really positive!
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Super excited to announce that I was recently appointed Brand Ambassador for O2. I am backing their latest Business Essentials campaign, to support up & coming entrepreneurs.
I’m all about supporting new businesses and empowering women entrepreneurs. It was such a great opportunity for me to share my insights and tips for starting and growing a successful business.
We had an exciting day of filming at Rodial HQ, where I shared my story and top tips to help inspire new businesses.
I am thrilled to share this with you!
Please see the link below for more info…. Maria x
Escaping the freezing cold I headed to the glorious sunshine in Palm Beach.
I was super excited to be invited to speak at the Daily Mail PCPC conference, where I joined the social media panel, moderated by the fabulous Tamara Abraham. The panel was all about how to harness, engage and empower the online community. Robin McGraw; philanthropist, TV personality and two-time #1 New York Times best-selling author shared the panel with me. It was so great to be surrounded by such inspirational people.
I stayed at the legendary, and very beautiful, Breakers Hotel and even managed a sneaky swim!
It was a fun filled weekend at the conference, I also got to visit our teams at the newest stores of Saks Fifth Avenue that stock Rodial….and of course managed to save some time to shop!
I have been filming my business tips Q&A for a global tech brand….and have some VERY exciting news to share with you all next week!
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